Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 995.55
Shaken baby syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • Pediatric Only Dx (0-17 years)
  • Short description: Shaken infant syndrome.
  • ICD-9-CM 995.55 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 995.55 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Brain injuries resulted from vigorous shaking of an infant or young child held by the chest, shoulders, or extremities causing extreme rotational cranial acceleration. It is characterized by the intracranial and intraocular hemorrhages with no evident external trauma. Serious cases may result in death.
Use Additional
  • Use additional code(s) to identify any associated injuries
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 995.55 is only applicable to pediatric patients aged 0 - 17 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 995.55 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T74.4XXA Shaken infant syndrome, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 995.55:
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